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BIRTH CONTROL AND BREAST CANCER-TCMON VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
BIRTH CONTROL AND BREAST CANCER-SOTVO TCMON FL MARSHAL AUCTION-VO TOPS
HOME INVASION-OTS VO WIPE PANTHERS KILLING LIVESTOCK-OC VO
HOME INVASION-SOT SS OC NASA SHIRTS FOR GIRLS-OC SS
BREAKING-CLIP LOVE TRICKS-OTS VO WIPE
ARTIST ESTATE-VO TOPS LOVE TRICKS-SOTVO
COLLIER CO VAN CATCHES FIRE-TCMON SS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TEEN KILLED IN CRASH-OC SS(3) TEASE TWO------------
CASTAWAYS RAID-OTS SS VO WIPE TZ2 A EXTREME PARENTING-SOTVO-WIPE
CASTAWAYS RAID-SOTVO TZ2 B CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS
ORANGE COUNTY BODY FOUND-VO SS EXTREME PARENTING-OC
FL BOY SHOT WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE-OTS EXTREME PARENTING-PKG
CHARLOTTE COUNTY CRIME SCENE-OC VO WIPE CAPE BREWERIES-POP VO WIPE
CHARLOTTE COUNTY CRIME SCENE-SOTVO CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO
FL CONGRESSIONAL MAP-OTS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FORT MYERS PARKING-POP VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
FORT MYERS PARKING-SOTVO TZ3 A EBOLA PATIENTS-SOTVO
TEXTING AND WALKING-POP VO WIPE TZ3 C FSU MURDER MYSTERY-SOTVO
TEXTING AND WALKING-SOTVO TZ3 C WATERSLIDE-VO
TAX FREE SHOPPING-OTS VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLIES-TRX VO TOPS  


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HEADLINES-------------


NOW AT 5 --

A STORY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HEAR!

THE NEW RESEARCH LINKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS AND BREAST CANCER.

ABC7 EXPLAINS HOW TO LOWER YOUR RISK!

GOLD-

JEWELS-

AND A DIAMOND ENCRUSTED GEORGE JETSON.

THEY USED TO BELONG TO DRUG DEALERS-

BUT NOW THEY CAN BE YOURS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW.

"You're acting like a spoiled brat."

WE'VE HEARD OF EXTREME SPORTS.

EXTREME DIETS.

HOW BOUT.

EXTREME PARENTING?

THE UNIQUE METHODS -- INCLUDING HYPNOSIS -- THAT SOME MOMS AND DADS ARE TRYING.

BUT YOUR NEWS STARTS.IN THE TROPICS! Return to index of stories...


HL1) BIRTH CONTROL-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) AUCTION-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) EXTREME PARENTING-trxSOTVO


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BERTHA-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


INCREASING RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in parts of the area Friday, with more activity possible in the evening hours. Temps this evening will fall into the 80s. The activity should again dissipate overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More moisture works into the region from the east Saturday, resulting in better rain and storm chances. Much of the morning time frame looks OK, but by afternoon scattered showers and storms will be developing. The coverage of this activity will likely be greater than the past few days. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Even more moisture moves in on Sunday, with PM rain and storms now looking likely. The best chance for activity will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The increased moisture lingers into Monday as well, with scattered PM showers and storms again developing.

Drier air does work in by midweek, bringing rain and storm chances to more seasonal levels, with highs holding in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Bertha. Bertha is still a healthy tropical storm, with sustained winds of 50 mph.

The system will roll across the Lesser Antilles tonight and then take aim at Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic over the weekend.

All the forecast guidance is still indicating that Bertha will swing northwestward toward the Bahamas and away from Florida early next week.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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BIRTH CONTROL AND BREAST CANCER-TCMON VO WIPE


STARTLING NEW CONCERNS ABOUT A LINK BETWEEN BREAST CANCER AND BIRTH CONTROL PILLS.

ABC 7 IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

A NEW STUDY SAYS WOMEN WITH A RECENT HISTORY OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS WITH A HIGHER DOSE OF ESTROGEN ARE MORE AT RISK FOR BREAST CANCER.

A 50 PERCENT HIGHER RISK OF GETTING THE CANCER.

THIS INCLUDES YOUNG WOMEN TOO.

THE STUDY LOOKED AT WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 49.

LOW-DOSE ESTROGEN PILLS CARRIED NO INCREASED RISK.

AND ONCE WOMEN STOP TAKING THE PILL THE RISK BEGINS TO DECREASE AND GOES AWAY OVER TIME. Return to index of stories...


BIRTH CONTROL AND BREAST CANCER-SOTVO TCMON


it's very important to remember in medicine we say an increased risk of an uncommon event is still an uncommon event. And the fact of the matter is , breast cancer is still uncommon in younger women

THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO LOWER YOUR RISK.

USE A BIRTH CONTROL- WILL A LOW DOSE OF ESTROGEN.

USE MONOPHASIC PILLS-THOSE ARE THE KIND WHERE ALL PILLS LOOK THE SAME AND ARE THE SAME COLOR.

AND-

LIMIT YOUR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND GET A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE.

HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE TO CONSIDER-

DOCTORS SAY WOMEN WHO USE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES HAVE REDUCED RISKS OF OVARIAN AND ENDOMETRIAL CANCER.

RESEARCHER IN THIS STUDY SAY THEIR FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BIRTH CONTROL PILLS MAY OUTWEIGH THE LOW RISK OF BREAST CANCER AMONG YOUNG WOMEN.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-OTS VO WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY --

A BONITA SPRINGS COUPLE SAYS THEY WERE PULLED FROM THEIR BED --

TIED UP--

AND ROBBED.

LET ME SHOW YOU THE ENTRANCE TO PELICAN LANDING.

INSIDE THIS GATE IS ANOTHER GATE TO ACCESS "THE COLONY" --

WHERE THE CRIME HAPPENED.

COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY THEY'VE INCREASED SECURITY --

AFTER THREE MASKED MEN BROKE IN AND TIED THESE PEOPLE UP.

POLICE DON'T THINK IT'S RANDOM SINCE THE INTRUDERS KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-SOT SS OC


Tony Schall

Lee Co. Sheriff's Office

Suspects like this, they'll go out seeking victims that they think have more money or more jewelry and that looks like this was the case here.

POLICE GAVE US PICTURES OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE TAKEN.

ALTOGETHER --

THE THIEVES ESCAPED WITH ALMOST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY PLUS SOME CASH.

ABC 7 TALKED TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS TODAY OFF-CAMERA.

HE TOLD US --

HE AND HIS WIFE ARE FINE PHYSICALLY.

BUT THEY'RE SO OFF-KILTER EMOTIONALLY --

THEY CAN BARELY SLEEP AT NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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ARTIST ESTATE-VO TOPS


THIS JUST IN TO THE NEWSROOM-

A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE IN THE COURT CASE TO RESOLVE A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DISPUTE ABOUT A FAMED ARTIST FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AFTER ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG'S DEATH IN 2008, THE FRIENDS HE PUT IN CHARGE OF HIS ESTATE CLAIMED THEY DESERVED 60 MILLION DOLLARS OF IT FOR GROWING THAT ESTATE.

BUT THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION SAID THEY SHOULD ONLY GET A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF TESTIMONY AND WEEKS OF DELIBERATION, THE JUDGE HAS DECIDED THE FRIENDS ARE OWED 24-POINT-6 MILLION DOLLARS, MINUS THE 8-PLUS MILLION THEY'VE ALREADY RECEIVED.

RAUSCHENBERG IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN ARTISTS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO VAN CATCHES FIRE-TCMON SS VO


A DEVELOPING STORY WE'RE FOLLOWING-

DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE INTENTIONALLY SET A COLLIER COUNTY CRIME SCENE VAN ON FIRE.

TAKE A LOOK.

YOU CAN STILL SEE THE CHAR MARKS ON THE DRIVEWAY.

THE FIRE HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING IN THE ORANGE TREE COMMUNITY.

YOU SEE FIRE ALSO BURNED THE GRASS HERE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT CAME FROM A BOTTLE FULL OF GAS.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND COLTON SMITH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIDING ON HIS BIKE.

THEY SAY HE SMELLED LIKE FUEL AND THE DEPUTIES FOUND THE CAP BELONGING TO THE BOTTLE AT THE SCENE.

HE'S CHARGED WITH ARSON. Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLED IN CRASH-OC SS(3)


TONIGHT --

TROOPERS BLAME ALCOHOL AND SPEEDING FOR THE DEATH OF A 16 YEAR OLD BOY.

THE WRECK HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN NAPLES NEAR LOGAN BOULEVARD AND PINE RIDGE ROAD.

DYLAN HEISTON WAS KILLED.

WE WENT THROUGH THE CRASH REPORT TONIGHT.

IT SHOWS THE DRIVER THAT HIT DYLAN --

WAS SPEEDING AND RAN A RED LIGHT.

TROOPERS SAY IT WAS 21 YEAR OLD JUSTINO CIRONE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

CHARGES ARE PENDING BECAUSE ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAYS RAID-OTS SS VO WIPE


ONE DAY AFTER STATE INVESTIGATORS RAIDED A NAPLES RESTAURANT- ABC 7 IS LEARNING THAT THEY HAD BEEN INVESTIGATING THE PLACE FOR MONTHS.

ALFRED RUSSILLO IS OUT OF JAIL ON A 7-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

HIS BUSINESS - CASTAWAYS BACKWATER CAFÉ IS BACK OPEN. BUT FOOD AND DRINKS ARE ALL CUSTOMERS ARE GETTING.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO CONFISCATED SIX GAMBLING MACHINES FROM INSIDE THE RESTAURANT.

A-B-T AGENTS NOTICED THE MACHINES DURING AN INSPECTION IN FEBRUARY.

CUSTOMERS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THE MACHINES WERE IN PLAIN SIGHT AND THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAYS RAID-SOTVO


Jack Stroube / customer- 053947 I mean if a machine is there and you put your money in and you play it, you don't question where it came from. 5

Dale Romberg/ customer-503411 I've seen the machines I didn't realize that anything was against the law or anything like that. 6

ABC 7 IS WORKING TO REACH RUSSILLO FOR COMMENT.

A RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE WHO SPOKE TO US YESTERDAY MAINTAINS THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE DOING ANYTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE COUNTY BODY FOUND-VO SS


SOME SAD NEWS IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING FLORIDA TEENAGER.

DEPUTIES IN ORANGE COUNTY SAY THEY'VE FOUND A BADLY DECOMPOSED BODY NEAR THE OSCEOLA-POLK COUNTY LINE.

RIGHT NOW-

THEY ARE NOT IDENTIFYING THE BODY.

BUT IT'S NEAR THE AREA WHERE THEY'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR 16-YEAR-OLD ALEXANDRIA CHERY, WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE MONDAY.

THEY SAY THEY PINGED HER CELL PHONE TO THE AREA-

THAT'S WHAT PROMPTED THE SEARCH.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HER MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND WEDNESDAY.

SANEL SAINT SIMON IS CHARGED WITH GIVING FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE AND TRYING TO DESTROY EVIDENCE.

DEPUTIES SAY HE CLEANED UP BLOODSPATTER IN THE HOUSE AND LIED TO DETECTIVES ABOUT WHERE HE WAS ON MONDAY.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY SHOT WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE-OTS


DEPUTIES IN BREVARD COUNTY SAY A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SHOT WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE.

THE BOY WAS SHOT IN THE LEG AND IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

THREE PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING.

AND GET THIS-

DEPUTIES SAY THIS WASN'T A RANDOM ACT-

THEY TARGETED THE BOY.

BUT HAVEN'T SAID WHY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY CRIME SCENE-OC VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN'S IN THE HOSPITAL --

AFTER A VIOLENT HOME INVASION.

DEPUTIES SAY THE ROBBERY HAPPENED IN THIS R-V PARK ALONG U-S 41 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

WE'VE LEARNED A MAN WAS STABBED DURING THE ROBBERY.

NEIGHBORS DO ADMIT --

IT'S AN R-V PARK THAT'S HAD ITS SHARE OF PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY CRIME SCENE-SOTVO


Ed Phillips/Works Next Door

"I wouldn't live there because like I said there's cops there all the time, we've had incidents where we've had beer bottles thrown over our fence, drug paraphenalia thrown over our fence."

DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIM MADE IT TO THE HOSPITAL HIMSELF.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COLLECTING EVIDENCE AND INTERVIEWING WITNESSES. Return to index of stories...


FL CONGRESSIONAL MAP-OTS


NOW TO THE LATEST ON FLORIDA'S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CONTROVERSY-

THE LEGISLATURE HAS JUST 14 DAYS TO SUBMIT A RE-DRAWN MAP OF THE DISTRICTS.

A JUDGE IS REQUIRING THE STATE TO SUBMIT A NEW SCHEDULE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION.

EARLIER A JUDGE HAD SAID THREE OF FLORIDA'S DISTRICTS WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE THEY WERE DRAWN TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS.

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FORT MYERS PARKING-POP VO WIPE


FORT MYERS IS CONSIDERING TRIPLING THE COST OF PARKING DOWNTOWN.

MOST METERED SPOTS RUN YOU 25 CENTS AN HOUR NOW.

CITY COUNCIL IS MULLING OVER RAISING THAT TO 75 CENTS AN HOUR.

THEY MAY ALSO SHRINK THE NUMBER OF FREE SPACES.

THEY WOULD SHRINK THE NUMBER OF ZIP ZONES --

WHERE DRIVERS CAN PARK FOR FREE FOR TWO HOURS OR LESS.

ONE GOAL HERE --

IS GETTING DRIVERS TO USE THE PARKING GARAGES MORE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS PARKING-SOTVO


Ray Racila/ lawyer

"I have clients who are going to look to try to find a place in the

street, even if I tell them I'll validate their parking. They still

want to park close and so they'll park in the street if they can.

That's with everybody."

IN THE LONG TERM --

THE CITY WANTS TO REPLACE PARKING METERS WITH PAY-TO-PARK MACHINES THAT ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.

AND DON'T FORGET --

ALL SPACES ARE STILL FREE AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING AND WALKING-POP VO WIPE


WE WARN CONSTANTLY ABOUT TEXTING-AND-DRIVING.

A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND STUDY OUT TONIGHT SAYS WE SHOULD STOP TEXTING-AND-WALKING TOO.

THE STUDY FROM THE "SAFE KIDS ORGANIZATION" SHOWS TEENS ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO GETTING HIT BY A CAR --

WHILE WALKING DISTRACTED.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED 34-THOUSAND TEENS.

THEY FOUND --

ONE IN EVERY EIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOLERS GREW DISTRACTED BY TEXTING AND WALKING.

IT GOT WORSE IN HIGH SCHOOL --

ONE IN FIVE WERE TEXTING AND WALKING.

AND THEY ALL CARRY THIS MENTALITY -- NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO ME. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING AND WALKING-SOTVO


Mackenzie Fraley, Fort Myers Highschool

:33:17 i always think that. Im not going to get hit, Im not going to

hit somebody, nothings going to happen to me. It could!

BUTT SOT

Jennifer Fraley, Fort Myers Mom

:39:43 I told Mackenzie the other day when she was walking to the

stores, always be aware of what's around you. if youre texting, youre

not.

THE STUDY ALSO SHOWS HEADPHONES AND GAMES DISTRACTED TEENS TOO.

"SAFE KIDS" SAYS -- BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR STARTS -- WARN YOUR CHILD ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS THIS COULD BE. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SHOPPING-OTS VO WIPE


PARENTS.IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.IT'S TIME TO GO SHOPPING FOR THOSE SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

THE STATE'S TAX-FREE HOLIDAY STARTS TODAY.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SAVE SIX PERCENT ON EVEN MORE --

ON BIG TICKET ITEMS LIKE ELECTRONICS.

ABC7 TOOK A LOOK DOWN THE SCHOOL SUPPLY AISLE TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT.

ON A STANDARD -- MIDDLE SCHOOL LIST -- ONE CHILD COULD SAVE UP TO FIVE BUCKS PER SHOPPING SPREE.

NEW THIS YEAR -- THE LIMIT ON TAX FREE ITEMS OF CLOTHING IS NOW AT 100 DOLLARS -- UP FROM 75.

AND FOR THOSE BIG TICKET ITEMS LIKE COMPUTERS -- THE FIRST 750 BUCKS IS TAX EXEMPT --

MEANING YOU COULD SAVE NEARLY 45 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLIES-TRX VO TOPS


AND STARTING TODAY-- YOU CAN GO SHOPPING AND HELP CHILDREN IN LEE, COLLIER, HENDRY AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

MCDONALD'S ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE BIG YELLOW BOXES IN THEM---- PROMOTING A HUGE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE.

YOU CAN DONATE PAPER, MARKERS, PENCILS, ANY NEW SUPPLIES.

THE OWNER OF THE MCDONALD'S ON LEE BOULEVARD AND STATE ROAD 82-- HE SAYS HE SEES THE NEED IN THE COMMUNITY.

THE SUPPLIES WILL GO TO LOCAL SCHOOL FOUNDATIONS IN ALL THREE COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-OC NATSVO WIPE


RIGHT NOW --

36 FIRST RESPONDERS ARE RIDING AROUND THE STATE --

HONORING DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

nats up full 4 seconds of sirens and bikers

RIDERS CAME FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES -- AND AS FAR AS GERMANY -- TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES OF FOUR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

THIS YEAR THE RIDE HITS CLOSE TO HOME.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON'S FAMILY IS A BENEFICIARY OF THE RIDE.

ONE GOLDEN GATE FIRE FIGHTER SAYS THE 350-MILE BIKE RIDE IS THE LEAST HE CAN DO. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO


LT SCOTT WILSON---RIDER FROM GOLDEN GATE FIRE

:13 SECONDS

"When the time gets tough. ya know when we get the hills the wind the rain. ya know its looking in front of you and seeing the names of the guys on their backs there. to say that they did something tough so were out here to finish the ride here every time."

AFTER RIDING THROUGH CLEWISTON, PORT SAINT LUCIE AND LAKE PLACID --

THE RIDE ENDS IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON MONDAY.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THESE RIDERS THIS WEEKEND -- YOU CAN CHEER THEM ON.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE --

IS LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE------------


GEORGE JETSON BLING.

A RARE ONE-THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL.

OTHER HIGH-END ITEMS OWNED BY CRIMINALS FOR SALE.

WHEN YOU CAN TAKE PART IN THE RITZY AUCTION IN MIAMI.

PLUS -- THE SCIENCE OF LOVE EXPLAINED.

HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU.

ABC7 HAS THE LOVE POTION. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A FL MARSHAL AUCTION-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B LOVE TRICKS-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


INCREASING RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in parts of the area Friday, with more activity possible in the evening hours. Temps this evening will fall into the 80s. The activity should again dissipate overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More moisture works into the region from the east Saturday, resulting in better rain and storm chances. Much of the morning time frame looks OK, but by afternoon scattered showers and storms will be developing. The coverage of this activity will likely be greater than the past few days. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Even more moisture moves in on Sunday, with PM rain and storms now looking likely. The best chance for activity will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The increased moisture lingers into Monday as well, with scattered PM showers and storms again developing.

Drier air does work in by midweek, bringing rain and storm chances to more seasonal levels, with highs holding in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Bertha. Bertha is still a healthy tropical storm, with sustained winds of 50 mph.

The system will roll across the Lesser Antilles tonight and then take aim at Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic over the weekend.

All the forecast guidance is still indicating that Bertha will swing northwestward toward the Bahamas and away from Florida early next week.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


FL MARSHAL AUCTION-VO TOPS


LOOKING AHEAD --

YOU CAN BID ON GOLD, JEWELS AND EVEN A RARE *THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL* THIS WEEKEND DOWN THE ROAD IN MIMAI.

THE U-S MARSHAL'S OFFICE IS HOSTING THEIR LARGETS NATIONAL AUCTION IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

DRUG DEALERS OR PONZI SCHEMERS USED TO OWN THESE JEWELS.

NOW YOU CAN TOO.

ONE ITEM GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION IS A DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE "GEORGE JETSON NECKLACE."

THE STARTING BID?

FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE MONEY RAISED GOES TO THE FEDS -- SO THEY CAN TACKLE MORE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


PANTHERS KILLING LIVESTOCK-OC VO


FLORIDA'S PANTHER POPULATION IS RECOVERING-

BUT IT HAS ONE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE.

A NEW STUDY BY A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCHER FOUND THAT PANTHERS ARE KILLING LIVESTOCK.

RANCHERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAY THE PREDATORS ARE KILLING THEIR CALVES.

IN THE PAST-

RANCHERS WERE ALLOWED TO SHOOT THE PANTHERS-

BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW PROTECTED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT-

THEY HAVE FEW OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


NASA SHIRTS FOR GIRLS-OC SS


A MOM'S ANGER SPURRED LAND'S END TO MAKE A CHANGE --

AND END THEIR P-R NIGHTMARE.

SHE WAS MAD LAND'S END DIDN'T OFFER SCIENCE-THEMED SHIRTS FOR GIRLS --

JUST BOYS.

AFTER HER OUTRAGE WENT PUBLIC --

LAND'S END ADDED TWO NEW SHIRTS TO THEIR ONLINE SITE.

ONE WITH A PICTURE OF THE UNIVERSE.

ANOTHER THAT SAYS "NASA CREW." Return to index of stories...


LOVE TRICKS-OTS VO WIPE


CAN YOU MAKE SOMEONE FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU?

THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES!

SCIENCISTS SAY THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET PEOPLE'S BRAINS TO RELEASE OXYTOCIN-

THE LOVE CHEMICAL.

IT'S RELEASED DURING POSITIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR.

THE NEUROLOGIST WHO DISCOVERED IT-

KNOWN AS DOCTOR LOVE-

HAS A FEW INSIGHTS ON HOW YOU CAN INCREASE THE CHEMICAL IN OTHERS-

MAKING THEM LIKE OR EVEN LOVE YOU. Return to index of stories...


LOVE TRICKS-SOTVO


:45-59 eye contact, touch, I want to give you my complete attention. Not in a creepy way, I'm really focusing on what's important to you

AND GET THIS-

HE ALSO FOUND YOU GET IT FROM PETTING A DOG-

NOT A CAT.

AND THE MORE DOGS YOU'VE OWNED IN YOUR LIFE-

THE MORE OXYTOCIN YOU RELEASE WHEN YOU PET A DOG.

HE SAYS IT SEEMS LIKE DOGS ARE TRAINING OUR BRAINS TO LOVE MORE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

Kid: "Are you trying to hypnotize me?"

Mom: "Yes I am."

HYPNO-PARENTING

PUSH-PARENTS

HELICOPTER-MOMS

MEET THE NINE NEWEST REALITY SHOW FAMILIES AND THEIR OFF-THE-WALL TECHNIQUES TO BRING UP BABY.

CAPE CORAL A BREW-MASTER HUB.

THE PUSH TO MAKE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY A BEER CAPITOL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A EXTREME PARENTING-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS


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EXTREME PARENTING-OC


THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO RAISE YOUR CHILD --

INCLUDING SOME *EXTREME* WAYS.

ATTATCHMENT PARENTING.

PUSH PARENTING.

HYPNO-PARENTING.

YES, THAT'S HYPNOTIZING YOUR CHILDREN.

AND AS ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS REPORTS --

A NEW REALITY SHOW IS PROFILING THEM AND FINDING OUT IF THEY WORK. Return to index of stories...


EXTREME PARENTING-PKG


MUSIC + MONTAGE OF EXTREME PARENTING PROMO, BRAVO

NO ONE EVER SAID PARENTING WAS EASY, BUT THESE FAMILIES THINK THEY GOT IT

ALL FIGURED OUT.

SOT EXTREME PARENTING PROMO, BRAVO

Mom screaming at karate tournament: "Take down woo!"

Mom: "What color is your vulva Em?"

MEET THE OFFSPRING OF PARENTS WITH OFF-THE-WALL CHILD-REARING TECHNIQUES IN

BRAVO'S LATEST DOCU-SERIES CALLED "EXTREME GUIDE TO PARENTING,"

SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

Mom: "We'll put him in therapy if we have to."

FROM "HYPNO-PARENTING".

SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

Kid: "Are you trying to hypnotize me?"

Mom: "Yes I am."

TO HELICOPTER AND CONSCIOUS ATTATCHEMENT PARENTING - TO PUSH PARENTING

WHERE THEIR CHILD IS PUSHED TO BE THE BEST.

SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

"You're acting like a spoiled brat."

THE NINE ADMITTEDLY ECCENTRIC HOUSEHOLDS ALL INSIST THAT THEIR ALTERNATIVE

PARENTING TECHNIQUES ARE THE BEST - AND THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS IT WRONG.

THE FAMILIES RANGE FROM THE WOMAN WHO BREASTFEEDS HER SCHOOL AGE CHILD AND

REFUSES TO VACCINATE.

NATS EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

Laughing

TO THE OVERBEARING LOS ANGELES GAY DADS WHO WON'T LEAVE THEIR TODDLER'S SIDE

FOR A SECOND. AND THEN THERE'S THE FAMILY THAT IS SO ADVENTUROUS AND

MINIMALIST, LIVING SUCH A NOMADIC LIFESTYLE, THEY DON'T INHABIT A HOUSE BUT

CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THEIR CAR.

WHILE IT MIGHT BE TV GOLD

Sot Maggie Furlong, TV editor at Yahoo

We may see a family who's making a choice and it may change the way you

think about it. And I think that's what makes it interesting as viewers.

SOME SAY THIS FORM OF REALITY TV EXPLOITS CHILDREN.

Sot Ericka Souter, Editor, The Stir

Number 1, it pits parents against each other, number 2, it seems less about

the children and more about the parents, and number 3, and it's making

legitimate parenting choices kinda like a joke.

NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

I am an eco-kosher shamanistic goddess.

THEY'RE TAKING CHILD REARING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

SOT EXTREME PARENTING, BRAVO

Um, why are you dressed exactly the same?

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CAPE BREWERIES-POP VO WIPE


THE CRAFT BREWERY AND DISTILLERY BUSINESS HAS BEEN A BOOMING INDUSTRY NATIONWIDE-

NOW THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL WANTS IN ON THE ACTION.

BUT TO DO THAT- THEY'LL HAVE TO MAKE SOME CHANGES TO CITY'S CURRENT LAWS.

UNDER THE CURRENT CITY'S LAND USE REGULATIONS CRAFT BREWERIES,

DISTILLERIES, OR WINERIES CAN'T EXIST IN THE CITY WITHOUT SPECIAL EXEMPTION.

LIKE THE WICKED DOLPHIN.

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CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO


00:04:26 "You want to put yourself into a position to you know grab

some of that business and we're at a disadvantave by not having the

zoning codes that allows of it." Dana Burnett, City of Cape Cora

00:12:11 "We're considered a big family we all help each other out,

and it's nice to see it start coming to this area." Daniel Termini,

Wicked Dolphin

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TEASE THREE------------


"Our people know nothing. There's no cure."

EBOLA PANIC!

TONIGHT -- TWO INFECTED AMERICANS ARE HEADING BACK TO THE U-S.

AND IN AFRICA --

HOW DOCTORS ARE FIGHTING THE OUTBREAK.

911 Call

Caller The driver's side window was all bashed in and he's got blood all over his head.

SHOT IN THE FACE -- BUT ALIVE.

TONIGHT. NEW DETAILS ON THE MURDER OF A FLORIDA STATE LAW PROFESSOR.

THE CALL TO 9-1-1 AND WHY IT TOOK PARAMEDICS MORE THAN 12 MINUTES TO GET TO HIM.

AND HIGH SCHOOLERS HURT IN FLORIDA.

THEIR MISTAKE THAT BROKE A WATERSLIDE --

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TZ3 A EBOLA PATIENTS-SOTVO


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TZ3 C FSU MURDER MYSTERY-SOTVO


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TZ3 C WATERSLIDE-VO


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